April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time to act together to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in making great childhoods happen. In a time of physical distancing, we encourage you to keep the messages of child abuse prevention month strong in alternative ways as well as connecting with one another through positive messages, virtual hugs, text, FaceTime, and even to just offer emotional support is important during these times.
Here’s some great resources to get involved and take a stand for child abuse prevention month:
- Prevent Child Abuse Georgia – Virtual Resources Kit including templates, children’s books, downloadable materials and more
- 30 Ways to Help Great Childhoods Happen Tips
- 30 Days, 30 Ways Fun Activities Calendar to Show Your Support during Blue Ribbon Month
- Child Abuse Prevention Guidelines
- 30 Tips for Child Abuse Prevention Month
What’s the Blue Pinwheel?
Pinwheels for Prevention
Pinwheels for Prevention® is a national public awareness campaign during Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month) every April, designed by Prevent Child Abuse America to communicate efforts and change the way states think about prevention. Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA GA) encourages community activities and the support of public policies that prioritize healthy child development and child abuse prevention right from the start!
The classic blue and silver Pinwheels for Prevention® are available for purchase through PCA Georgia’s online store. You can download a pinwheel coloring sheet that is great for children of all ages. For older children, download instructions on how to make your own paper pinwheel!
Did you know Georgia HOPE mental health and substance use services are available even during COVID-19?
We are offering several different types of groups for children, adolescents, and adults via TeleMental Health.
If you or your child is experiencing sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, or any other mental health symptoms, please know that there is help. Simply contact Georgia HOPE at (706) 279-0405 or https://gahope.org/make-a-referral.